David T. Crouch, DVM

Dr. David T. Crouch, an Illinois native, received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1996. He completed a medical and surgical internship at the University of Tennessee and surgical residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Crouch is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a member of  the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Orthopedic Society and a charter member in the Canine Shoulder Society and the Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association.

Dr. Crouch is one of only 30 surgeons in the world performing the revolutionary Canine Unicompartmental Elbow Replacement CUE surgery.

Dr. Crouch is an expert in Arthroscopic surgery, the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and the Arthrex Tightrope repair for treatment of Cranial (Anterior) Cruciate Ligament Rupture (RCCL), shoulder (rotator cuff) reconstruction and hip luxation.

Dr. Crouch is a private pilot and is actively involved in the Pilots n Paws rescue organization.  Dr. Crouch is also a Leadership Circle Member of the Asheville Humane Society. Dr. Crouch provides veterinary surgical care for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Dr. Crouch is also an avid supporter of the Animal Compassion Network and the Community Partnership for Pets.

 

Education:

1992-1996              Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with Distinction

                                 Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 1988-1992              Animal Science / Pre-Veterinary Medicine

                                 Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

Professional Experience:

1997-2000              Resident, Small Animal Surgery

                                 University of Missouri-Columbia

                                 College of Veterinary Medicine

                                 Columbia, MO

1996-1997              Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

                                 University of Tennessee

                                College of Veterinary Medicine

                                 Knoxville, TN

1996             Extern, Small Animal Surgery

                       Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center

                      Dallas, TX

1996             Extern, Small Animal Surgery

                     Coastal Carolina Veterinary Surgery, P. A.

                      North Charleston, SC

1995             Extern, Small Animal Surgery

                      California Animal Hospital

                      Department of Surgery

                      Los Angeles, CA

1995             Extern, Small Animal Surgery

                     Veterinary Surgical Services

                      Collinsville, IL               

1993-1995     Emergency Veterinary Technician

                        Animal Emergency Clinic, P.C.

                      Des Moines, IA

 

Scientific Meetings & Short Courses Attended:

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Breckenridge, CO, March 2014

Gulf_Atlantic Veterinary Conference, Boca Raton, FL October 2013

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2013

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2013

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2012

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2012

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2011

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2011

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Aspen, CO, March 2011

World Veterinary Orthopedic Conference, Bologna, Italy, September 2010

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2010

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2010

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Breckenridge, CO February, 2010

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2009

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2009

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Steamboat Springs, CO March 2009

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2008

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2008

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Big Sky, MT March 2008

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2007

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2007

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Sun Valley, ID March 2007

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Washington, DC October 2006

Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2006

Canine Shoulder Society, Arthrex, Naples, FL August 2006

World Veterinary Orthopedic Conference, Keystone, CO March 2006

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Keystone, CO March 2006

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, San Diego, CA October 2005

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Denver, CO October 2004

Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Big Sky, MT March 2004

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Washington DC, October 2003

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, San Francisco CA, Oct 2002

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Chicago, IL October 2001

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Course, Eugene OR, March 2000

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, San Francisco CA, October, 1999

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Chicago, IL, October 1998

Advanced ASIF / AO Orthopedics Course, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March, 1998

Basic ASIF/ AO Orthopedics Course, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March, 1997

East Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association Seminar Gatlinburg, TN, October, 1996

Small Animal Oncology / Neurology Seminar, Iowa State University Ames, IA, March, 1996

Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Seminar, Iowa State University Ames, IA March, 1996

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Chicago, IL October 1995

Student AVMA Symposium University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, March, 1995

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Washington, DC, October 1994

Student AVMA Symposium, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, March, 1994

Student AVMA Symposium, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, March, 1993

Greater Des Moines AVMA Soft Tissue Surgery Seminar, Des Moines, IA, February, 1993                   

Publications:

Headrick J, Cook JL, Helphrey M, Crouch DT, Fox DB, Schultz L, Cook CR, Kunkel J. A novel radiographic method to facilitate measurement of the tibial plateau angle in dogs. A prospective clinical study. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2007;20:24-28.

 Crouch, D. T., J. L. Cook, D. D. Lewis, J. M. Kreeger, and J. L. Tomlinson. 2000. The presence of collagen types II and X in medial coronoid processes of 21 dogs. Veterinary Comparative Orthopedic Traumatol 13: 178-184.

 Cook, J. L., J. L. Tomlinson, M. R. Stoll, D. T. Crouch, and N. H. Priddy. 2001. Arthroscopic removal and curettage of osteochondrosis lesions on the lateral and medial trochlear ridges of the talus in two dogs. Journal of American Animal Hospital Association 37: 75-80.

 L D Dvorak, J D Bay, D T Crouch, R M Corwin Successful treatment of intratracheal cuterebrosis in two cats. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. ;36 (4):304-8 10914527

 Submitted:

 Crouch DT, Wagner SD, Riedesel DR.  Infrared Tympanic Membrane Thermometry as a Measure of Core Body Temperature in the Dog and Cat.  J Am Vet Med Assoc.

 

Lectures and Research Presentation:

Asheville Area Veterinary Association: The Stifle Joint:  Yesterday and Today, February 2006

University of Missouri: Arthropathies, Septic Arthritis, DJD, & Immune-Mediated Arthropathies, June 2000

University of Missouri: Arthroscopic removal of OCD lesions in the hock of two dogs, September 1999

University of Missouri:  Small Intestinal Submucosa, April 1999

University of Missouri: Determination of Collagen Types II and X in Surgically Excised Fragmented Medial Coronoid Processes of Dogs” November 1998

University of Missouri: “Current Concepts of Wound Healing” January 1998

University of Missouri: Antibiotic Resistance” January 1998

University of Tennessee ““Primary Osteosarcoma of the Os Penis in a Dog.” March, 1997

Grand Rounds Seminar “Pulmonary Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Multiple Digital Metastases in a Cat.” December, 1996

University of Tennessee “Hypercalcemia Associated with an Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma in a Castrated Male Dog.” October, 1996

Iowa State University: “Infrared Tympanic Membrane Thermometry as a Measure of Core Body Temperature in the Dog and Cat.” August, 1995

Merck Veterinary Student Research Program “Infrared Tympanic Membrane Thermometry as a Measure of Core Body Temperature in the Dog and Cat.” August, 1994

 

Honors and Awards:

 1996             Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Iowa State University, April, 1996

 1996             Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, Iowa State University, April, 1996

 1996             Who’s Who in Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, April, 1996

 1995             Phi Zeta Honor Society, Iowa State University, April, 1995

 1995             Dr. and Mrs. John Salsbury Scholarship for academic excellence, March, 1995

 1994             Scholar, Merck Veterinary Student Research Program, May, 1994

 1989-1996     Dean’s List, Iowa State University

 

Professional Licenses Held:

North Carolina (current), Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio

 

Professional Memberships:

2013-present             North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

2005-present             Canine Shoulder Society

2005-present             Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association

2004-present             Veterinary Orthopedic Society

2001-present             American College of Veterinary Surgeons

1996-present             American Veterinary Medical Association

1992-1996                   Iowa State University Alumni Association

1992-1996                   Student Chapter, American Veterinary Medical Association

1993-1996                   Student Chapter, American Animal Hospital Association

 

Interests and Activities:

 Aviation, Motorcycling, Bicycling, Snow and Waterskiing